Taking pride in my diverse tastes in music, I tend to explore and be delighted when I enjoy a new style of music. Long-time visitors to this blog know that I went through a period there where I was really into rockabilly, and I still am, just not as heavily.
Nowadays though, I find myself enjoying bluesgrass, and the works of composer, Yann Tiersen.
You may know of Yann’s work if you saw the excellent, and delightful film, Amelie. It is one of those types of movies, while eccentric, gives you guilty pleasures, and plenty of it. It’s simple, yet compelling. With Yann composing the score for the film, it made it immeasurably appealing.
The White Stripes came into the limelight during the garage rock revival last year, and stood out due to their bluesy-rock sound that was emotional, raw, and alive. Their new album, Get Behind Me Satan, is coming out soon, and the first song, and first single, is Blue Orchid. The song has Jack White singing in a falsetto, and features heavy guitar work.